December

December 23, 2014
Jim Bowie Legend

History of the Edged Tool : James Bowie and Sandbar Brawl

We are a knife company owned and operated by true knife junkies. We (as owners of Raven Crest Tactical) love all things knife related, especially knife stories and history. In this series we are going to share some historical / ceremonial / cultural and religious stories regarding edged weapons. Get ready because we are coming out of the gates hot with this series.. James Bowie and the Sandbar Fight James Bowie, that name may sound familiar to some.. Ever heard of the “Bowie Knife”, here is what one looks like: Well James Bowie created the Bowie Knife and here is […]
December 16, 2014
How To Use A Knife To Start A Fire

101 Ways to Use a Knife : How to Start a Fire (Part 2 of 2)

In part 1 of our series on how to start a fire, we went over how to use a knife to create useable planks of wood out of a large log. These planks are the long term fuel for your fire. In this article we are going to go over how to prepare your kindling, or quick ignite material that will actually start your fire. Then we will go over how to ignite that kindling and start a fire. Tools Needed: 1. Knife 2. Flint / Magnesium Striker Step 1 : Find your Kindling Most locations are going to have […]
December 8, 2014
How To Throw A Knife

101 Ways to Use a Knife : Knife Throwing

Knife throwing is not only a useful skill to know for survival purposes, but it is also extremely challenging and fun. In this article we are going to go over some knife throwing fun we had with one of our Nemesis OTF knives. Because of the weight of our knife, we wanted to try the “no spin” knife throwing technique. Here was our results Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding our shoot: First, the thrower (co-owner Nate Mirand) had no proper training in how to “no spin” throw a knife or any other knife throwing technique. […]